Jaffna Stallions became the first to reach Hambantota for the upcoming 2020 Lanka Premier League (LPL). The team arrived at the official hotel in Hambantota today (16th November) after successfully completing a three-day residential training camp held at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium from 13th to 15th November.
Of the five teams at 2020 LPL, Jaffna Stallions was the first to begin training as a team and also to reach the LPL premises in Hambantota. Remaining loyal to their mission, the squad keeps striving to upgrade their sportsmanship in all possible ways. The team will soon be joined by the six overseas players (Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Kyle Abbott, Duanne Olivier, Tom Moores, Ravi Bopara) after which training will be resumed.
The 2020 LPL is set to commence on the 26th November. This will be the inaugural edition of LPL Twenty20 franchise cricket tournament in Sri Lanka and therefore, a historic event in Sri Lankan cricket.
Jaffna Stallions is a franchise cricket team playing in the 2020 Lanka Premier League (LPL). The team is owned by a consortium of 12 Sri Lankans living in UK, Canada and Australia. The squad is coached by Thilina Kandamby and captained by Thisara Perera; both are seasoned players having years of experience in the field. Jaffna Stallions consists of 20 players with 14 local and six overseas players.
Jaffna Stallions Squad –Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Binura Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Chaturanga de Silva, Mahesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka, Nuwanindu Fernando, Kanagaratnam Kapilraj, Thevendiram Dinooshan, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Kyle Abbott, Duanne Olivier, Tom Moores, Ravi Bopara